Tag Archives: nutrition

Is breast-milk really best?

Although many people (including myself) are convinced that human breast milk is the preferable nutrition for human babies, including the preterm, some of the evidence regarding benefits is shaky. For example the evidence that breast milk feeding reduces late-onset sepsis. … Continue reading

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TPN toxic?

Humans, after they are born, are supposed to receive their nutrition via the gut. Before that of course, they receive a continuous infusion of nutrition via the umbilical vein. We are far from having an intravenous nutrition mixture for sick … Continue reading

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Enhanced Nutrition

Strømmen K, et al. Enhanced Nutrient Supply to Very Low Birth Weight Infants is Associated with Improved White Matter Maturation and Head Growth. Neonatology. 2015;107(1):68-75. This is a report of a secondary outcome of a small RCT, there were only … Continue reading

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New Publication from the Sainte Justine team

We have just published a new article : The first author Marianne Lapointe is our senior NNP who has been heavily involved in improving nutritional standards in our NICU. She was a leader in developing our enhanced enteral feeding protocols, … Continue reading

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Growth in the VLBW; could do better!

Among over 300,000 VLBW infants in the Vermont Oxford Network database between 200 and 2013, the weights at discharge were plotted against the Fenton percentiles. Horbar JD, et al. Weight Growth Velocity and Postnatal Growth Failure in Infants 501 to 1500 … Continue reading

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Neonatal Updates

There’s been a lot of good stuff published recently, so time for a couple of Neonatal Updates. First the most recent (May) issue of the Archives Fetal and Neonatal edition was packed with interesting publications.(including 2 I have already blogged … Continue reading

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Brain Food for Preterms

All food is brain food when your brain is making 250,000 new neurones every minute. In a small two-center trial first published in 2013 50 very preterm babies were randomized to different parenteral nutritional intakes. The main differences between the groups … Continue reading

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